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UK Proposes Reciprocal Generation of Unregistered Design Rights with EU

Under EU design law, products first disclosed in the EU may automatically generate unregistered design rights (UDR), providing protection for their appearance within each EU member state. With the UK’s departure from the EU, it has had to decide how it will respond to the fact that this EU right...

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Initiating an IP strategy: advice for early stage companies in the chemical space.

Starting up a new business is a sizable commitment at the best of times. Fortunately, this hasn’t stopped innovative companies emerging across the chemical space over the years, bringing new products to market, ranging from novel cosmetics, to tackling climate change. However, for early stage businesses dependent on chemical innovation,...

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The Medtech Patent Landscape in Numbers – 2020 Update

A few years ago we analysed the MedTech sector from a patents perspective (see here). Many of the wider trends that we identified have continued, while there has been some shifting in the specific areas of growth. Additionally, the focus of innovation has continued to shift towards computer implemented inventions...

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How has Lockdown Changed the way we Exercise?

The lockdown imposed in the UK due to Covid-19 has led to unprecedented changes to our way of life, from adapting to working from home to not being able to visit loved ones. One important concern with such isolation is the effect that it can have on a person’s mental...

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Proud and Patented: Recognising LGBTQ+ Inventors

Despite mass cancellations of parades and events owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the activism and collective sense of celebration for Pride month this year is as strong as ever. With many tuning in online to express solidarity, or opting for socially-distanced campaigns of support, the worldwide recognition of the LGBTQ+...

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